a dark figure or image cast on the ground or some surface by a body intercepting light.
shade or comparative darkness, as in an area.
shadows, darkness, especially that coming after sunset.
sanctuary in the shadow of the church.
a slight suggestion; trace:
beyond the shadow of a doubt.
a specter or ghost:
pursued by shadows.
a hint or faint, indistinct image or idea; intimation:
shadows of things to come.
a mere semblance:
the shadow of power.
a reflected image.
the representation of the absence of light on a form.
the dark part of a picture, especially as representing the absence of illumination:
Rembrandt’s figures often emerge gradually from the shadows.
(in architectural shades and shadows) a dark figure or image cast by an object or part of an object upon a surface that would otherwise be illuminated by the theoretical light source.
Compare shade (def 16).
a period or instance of gloom, unhappiness, mistrust, doubt, dissension, or the like, as in friendship or one’s life:
Their relationship was not without shadows.
a dominant or pervasive threat, influence, or atmosphere, especially one causing gloom, fear, doubt, or the like:
They lived under the shadow of war.
an inseparable companion:
The dog was his shadow.
a person who follows another in order to keep watch upon that person, as a spy or detective.
verb (used with object)
to overspread with shadow; shade.
to cast a gloom over; cloud:
The incident shadowed their meeting.
to screen or protect from light, heat, etc.; shade.
to follow (a person) about secretly, in order to keep watch over his movements.
to represent faintly, prophetically, etc. (often followed by forth).
Archaic. to shelter or protect.
Archaic. to shade in painting, drawing, etc.
of or relating to a shadow cabinet.
without official authority:
a shadow government.
a dark image or shape cast on a surface by the interception of light rays by an opaque body
an area of relative darkness
the dark portions of a picture
a hint, image, or faint semblance: beyond a shadow of a doubt
a remnant or vestige: a shadow of one’s past self
a threatening influence; blight: a shadow over one’s happiness
an inseparable companion
a person who trails another in secret, such as a detective
(med) a dark area on an X-ray film representing an opaque structure or part
(in Jungian psychology) the archetype that represents man’s animal ancestors
(archaic or rare) protection or shelter
(modifier) (Brit) designating a member or members of the main opposition party in Parliament who would hold ministerial office if their party were in power: shadow Chancellor, shadow cabinet
to cast a shadow over
to make dark or gloomy; blight
to shade from light
to follow or trail secretly
(often foll by forth) to represent vaguely
(painting, drawing) another word for shade (sense 13)
used in Col. 2:17; Heb. 8:5; 10:1 to denote the typical relation of the Jewish to the Christian dispensation.
noun 1. a dark figure or image cast on the ground or some surface by a body intercepting light. 2. shade or comparative darkness, as in an area. 3. shadows, darkness, especially that coming after sunset. 4. shelter; protection: sanctuary in the shadow of the church. 5. a slight suggestion; trace: beyond the shadow of […]
noun, Television. 1. a perforated metal plate situated behind the faceplate of a color television picture tube and having holes aligned to insure that each of three electron beams strikes only its corresponding red, green, or blue phosphor dot. noun 1. (television) a perforated metal sheet mounted close to the phosphor-dotted screen in some colour […]
noun, Navigation. 1. a vertical pin set in an azimuth instrument or at the center of a compass card, indicating by the direction of its shadow the azimuth of the sun.
noun 1. a show in which shadows of puppets, flat figures, or live actors are projected onto a lighted screen. noun 1. a theatrical entertainment using shadows thrown by puppets or actors onto a lighted screen